The Art Business
Routledge, 2008 M08 28 - 246 páginas
By the time you read this book, the art world may have witnessed the sale of its first $500 million painting. Whilst for some people money is anathema to art this is clearly a wealthy international industry, and a market with its own conventions and pressures.
Drawing on the vast experience of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, The Art Business exposes the realities of the commercial trade in fine art and antiques. Attention is devoted to the role of auction houses, commercial galleries and art museums as key institutions, with the text divided into four thematic sections covering:
This book provides a thorough examination of contemporary issues in the art business, and the mechanisms and influences which underpin its evolution. It is essential reading for students of art history or international business, or anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in this area.
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... issues in the art business, and the mechanisms and influences which underpin its evolution. It is essential reading for students of art history or international business, or anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in this area.
... legal, and ethical issues in the art world 139 8 Authorship and authentication 141 HENRY LYDIATE 9 Celebrating the artist's resale right 154 JOANNA CAVE 10 Ethics and the art market 176 DAVID BELLINGHAM 11 Art and crime 197 CLARISSA ...
It is crucial to consider that the 'product' is a unique, aesthetic object bound by specific legal and ethical issues. Since the original conception of this book, the MAAB programme has expanded from its base in London to New York and ...
Likewise the development of the art market in China and India is another topic of great interest, presaging a future ofincreasing globalization. The Art Business provides an up-to-date guide to all these issues and more.
A review of Art in America's (Summer 1988) issue on money and art at the end of the 1980s is very instructive. Several contributors asked about the cultural implications of the 'astronomical' auction prices for French Impressionist and ...